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Aging at Home Becomes a Popular Option During Pandemic [Gray Area of the Law]

April 09, 2021

Shareholder Shawn Rader discusses a New York Times article about the movement of people away from traditional senior housing options towards aging at home due to COVID-19, and how it could affect the industry. 


Aging at home is the new trend. An article in The New York Times on April 4, 2021, talks about the movement of people away from institutional housing such as nursing homes and senior living facilities which has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty three percent (33%) of  the lives lost in America to COVID-19 took place in American nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term facilities.  

The result is that a growing number of people want to have mom or dad out of nursing homes and assisted living facilities and to take care of them at home. Although this shift might not be permanent in nature, there is definitely an accelerating trend to allow people to age in their own homes with care provided there. [Read more]

This is an excerpt from a blog post originally written on Gray Area of the Law


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Shawn

Shawn Rader focuses his practice on real estate litigation, commercial litigation, commercial leases and senior housing, and he is a member of the firm’s practice groups that concentrate on these areas of law. His clients have included title insurance companies, property management companies, ranchers, lenders, developers and individuals who need help in resolving disputes regarding property boundaries, surveys, contracts, leases, plats, mortgages and other matters involving real property. 

Shawn's devotion to a real estate-related practice arises from his connection to the land of Florida, as reflected in his love for Patrick Smith's book, A Land Remembered, and his collection of Florida Highwaymen paintings. 

Shawn is a charter member of the American Bar Association Title Insurance Litigation Committee, serving as its first vice-chairman and as its second chairman. He is also a member of the Florida Land Title Association, where he is a charter member of the FTLA Claims Round Table Committee.

An accomplished author and speaker, Shawn has had four articles published in The Florida Bar Journal and was coauthor of the Title Insurance Law Article in the ABA Tort & Insurance Law Journal. He has served as chairman of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee for Orange County and as president of the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society.  He was also chairman of the City of Orlando Civil Service Board, chairman of the City of Orlando Chapter 57 Board, and vice chairman of the 2012 Orange County Charter Review Commission.  

Shawn is a native of Kentucky and moved to Orlando in 1961. He then spent the decade of the 1970s in North Carolina before returning to Orlando to practice law at Lowndes in 1980.

Having practiced for over 40 years, Shawn brings his clients a wealth of knowledge and experience from which to draw. He has mentored attorneys both within the firm and the community. Shawn has also served as an expert witness in cases for attorneys outside the firm. He is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

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